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On 5/29/2022 at 3:47 PM, Heather Nicole said:

As a teen, I saw Spock and the Vulcans as big role models!

 

OMG Heather I did the same thing! I wonder how many of us Vulcans are out there?

 

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2 hours ago, CD Rachel said:

OMG Heather I did the same thing! I wonder how many of us Vulcans are out there?

At least one more!  Throughout my childhood and now that I'm a student of Stoic philosophy, he will always have a special place in my heart...  Even though he is based on a tragic misunderstanding of Stoicism.

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Good morning!

 

I joke that I used to emote like Spock and on HRT I emote like Shatner. 

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Good morning 

 

I’ve already had my coffee.  I need to shower and dress.  I have my therapy appointment at 10.

 

-penis--pit o meter is reading 81 already.  It’s supposed to be mid 90s every day this week.  It’s the beginning of meteorological summertime and it knows it.  It’s also the beginning of the hurricane season.  Let’s hope it avoids the east coast this year.  Maybe avoids land period this year.  Wouldn’t that be nice.  At least they aren’t predicting a record breaking number of storms.

 

well I guess I’d better get moving.

 

hope you have a great day today 

 

Willow

 

 

 

 

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Good morning from the Ford Service Center, their Coffee is actually very good.

 

2014 F-250 with 240 thousand miles on the Diesel engine isn’t bad. It’s the components that hang on to the engine that wear out. I hope I’m not jinxing myself, but if I can make it to November 12, 2022. My road trips around the lower 48 will end, and my business relying on the truck will end. From that date on, the only time I’ll need the truck is to pull Ms Suzie’s camper around. 
 

Best wishes, stay positive, and motivated,

 

Mindy🐛🏳️‍⚧️🦋
 

 

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12 hours ago, Ticket For Epic said:

At least one more!  Throughout my childhood and now that I'm a student of Stoic philosophy, he will always have a special place in my heart...  Even though he is based on a tragic misunderstanding of Stoicism.

@Ticket For Epic, interesting point, and so true. Have you read the writings of Marcus Aurelius? He's probably the most famous of the stoic philosophers.

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@Mmindy Thanks for the tip on the nails. I need a stronger coating on mine. Just need to find a place that does it.

 

30s on the Fenceometer looking at high of 57. It was so nice when we were in Lincoln. As it was in the low 80s the whole weekend.

 

Feeling pretty good these last few days. Shortly both my wife and youngest will be going to the day shift. So, Kymmie will be able to come out an play a lot more. Summer skirts and dresses here we come.

 

Kymmie

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38 minutes ago, Marcie Jensen said:

Have you read the writings of Marcus Aurelius?

Indeed I have!  My introduction was Seneca the younger, Moral Letters to Lucilius...changed my life.  Followed by Meditations, which is great for a quick maxim.  Why don't they teach philosophy in school?

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@Ticket For Epic, I have no idea why philosophy isn't taught any more. Same goes for History, Grammar and cursive writing. Both my kids graduated high school over 10 years ago and there were some things that struck me as really odd. For example, my youngest daughter came home from an advanced placement American History class that had just finished a module on the Civil War and did not know who Jefferson Davis was. Similarly, my oldest came back from a civics class not knowing the difference between the constitution and the declaration. Neither got anything regarding philosophy, the classics or similar studies. And, it's getting worse, according to my youngest who is now a high school English teacher.

 

It's a bit scary, actually.

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23 hours ago, Jackie C. said:

 

Super happy for you @Vidanjali! Most of my NB friends say, "any pronouns," but I think it's absolutely important to get it right. I'm glad your PT feels the same way.

 

Hugs!

 

Thanks, darlin! I had another appointment today and apparently this has opened up a deeper line of communication as she has shared that she's recently become interested in educating herself on social justice issues. I love having those conversations & being around people who are committed to personal growth not only for their own sake, but for the benefit of society and culture. 

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4 hours ago, RhondaS said:

I joke that I used to emote like Spock and on HRT I emote like Shatner. 

 

I love that!

 

4 hours ago, Willow said:

-penis--pit o meter is reading 81 already.

 

[snort!!] Sometimes the word filter here has quite the sense of humor! I'm glad my coffee was still brewing when I read that, otherwise I might have done a spit take!

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19 hours ago, CD Rachel said:

 

OMG Heather I did the same thing! I wonder how many of us Vulcans are out there?

 

Rachel

 

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@Ticket For EpicAsked why don't they teach philosophy anymore?

 

The simplest answer is probably no one wanted to study it. There does seem to be a movement away from the art and science of critical thinking towards the 'correct way to think'. I studied to be a lawyer before I came out as an engineer. As such I was exposed to a fair of philosophy and the rat of reasoning. I have always found that my legal training was by far the important to my career in wireless engineering. Yes one needed to understand the math and science. However, identifying and resolving problems is the essence of a legal education. There is substantial value in the traditional liberal arts education.

 

I will admit that philosophy was difficult and a struggle to understands there is not the right answer only better or worse answers

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Well today was a wonderful day. Finished work 2 hrs early and only minimal bs to deal with lol. Finishing early also means I get to start my four day weekend early! 
 

The best news of all, the first day of Pride month also marks 365 glorious days of being ME! I’ll have to post a comparison picture a little later. 

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congratulation on the year of you being you ,

Celebrate 🍾

it was an important date for me  not to long ago as well hope it is for you as well ,,

 

 

Peace, Love N Hugs to you 

                    Betty 

25 minutes ago, JustineM said:

Well today was a wonderful day. Finished work 2 hrs early and only minimal bs to deal with lol. Finishing early also means I get to start my four day weekend early! 
 

The best news of all, the first day of Pride month also marks 365 glorious days of being ME! I’ll have to post a comparison picture a little later. 

 

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3 hours ago, miz miranda said:

@Ticket For EpicAsked why don't they teach philosophy anymore?

 

The simplest answer is probably no one wanted to study it. There does seem to be a movement away from the art and science of critical thinking towards the 'correct way to think'. I studied to be a lawyer before I came out as an engineer. As such I was exposed to a fair of philosophy and the rat of reasoning. I have always found that my legal training was by far the important to my career in wireless engineering. Yes one needed to understand the math and science. However, identifying and resolving problems is the essence of a legal education. There is substantial value in the traditional liberal arts education.

 

I will admit that philosophy was difficult and a struggle to understands there is not the right answer only better or worse answers

"Correct thinking" reminds me of the novel 1984. Miranda, I completely agree with everything you said. Learning how to think critically is indeed the most important of education.

 

I also think it's interesting to note that virtually all totalitarian regimes--from despotism to fascism to communism all adopt "correct thinking," "group thinking," or something similar as a central part of their core ideologies. Just sayin'...

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I hope everyone had a ok weekend, for me i took 2 more days off had a few set backs but nothing serious. a leaking water pipe  in the kitchen fixed that, put oil lines on van and a wheel bering .also had to pull up some floor to dry it out all good now,  but the best thing was i had a doc. app. for hrt and i am going to get started this week awesome so happy. also reconnected with my daughter, grand daughter and son in law. also a sister that i have not seen in 40 years and they are all ok with Rachel, i am so so so Happy. one more thing i sure would like to meet up with other people here in maine

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15 hours ago, RhondaS said:

Good morning!

 

I joke that I used to emote like Spock and on HRT I emote like Shatner. 

I am not sure I emote like either Spock or Shatner/Kirk, but I am liking the new Star Trek with Christopher Pike. It is like the original pilot, only better!

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Good morning 

 

I became very frustrated with our lender last night.  They insist that information they need must be in a specific format .  It’s from the IRS website.  I follow their link to the letter, all it does is take me to what I already sent them.  
 

@Jandi there wasn’t anything wrong with the word I used when taken in context.  Changing it to the P word changes the meaning completely.  I suppose I should have used Helm-o-meter.  But sometimes my brain doesn’t come up with the right word.   In any event, to the censorship team, I was using cockpit as in where it Captain and first officer control a plane or sailboat.  Not as a vulgar term for a body part.

 

anyway. Please change it to Helm-o-meter.  Thank you!

 

Willow

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9 hours ago, Katie23 said:

I am not sure I emote like either Spock or Shatner/Kirk, but I am liking the new Star Trek with Christopher Pike. It is like the original pilot, only better!

 

Been enjoying the heck out of the new show. The characters are fun, it's not just focusing on part of the crew and Nurse Chapel... If I'm being honest, the way that character is written absolutely turns me on. My wife thinks I'm nuts, but she probably thought that before.

 

Hugs!

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17 hours ago, miz miranda said:

@Ticket For EpicAsked why don't they teach philosophy anymore?

Americans don't seem concerned with using mythology to heal themselves anymore—hatred is such a weak crutch.

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1 hour ago, Jackie C. said:

Been enjoying the heck out of the new show. The characters are fun, it's not just focusing on part of the crew and Nurse Chapel... If I'm being honest, the way that character is written absolutely turns me on. My wife thinks I'm nuts, but she probably thought that before.

 

Hugs!

I do like the new Star Trek. I cannot wait till the next Episode is available. Oh, wait. It is Thursday and new ones come out Thursdays. 😁  Nurse Chapel is very nice on the eyes.

 

As for you being nuts. We have known that for years. Love ya sweetie.

 

@Willow While your -CENSORED- is paperwork. Mine is just finding a house in our approval range. The two we saw we were out bid on. the couple that are. are two small and/or dumps. I'm sure VA wouldn't go for.

 

Hus,

Kymmie

 

 

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6 minutes ago, KymmieL said:

Nurse Chapel is very nice on the eyes.

 

On the eyes? I guess, I'm demi though. What got me going is her character's slightly off-kilter mad science personality. She can experiment on me ANYTIME.

 

Hugs!

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